Superior Mating For Tommy Shelby's Dam

BROODBITCH of the year, Serena Fly High, dam of champion sprinter Tommy Shelby, has just been mated to USA stud great Superior Panama.

David Brasch

17 November 2021

BROODBITCH of the year, Serena Fly High, has just been mated to US stud great Superior Panama.

It will be the bitch’s fourth litter and her final one.

Owner Vince Bennett said the grand Bit Chili-Sky Fly High bitch had only just been inseminated.

The mother of champion Tommy Shelby (by Fernando Bale) the winner of 31 races and $1.02 million, Serena Fly High is also dam of Jungle Deuce (17 wins, $235,000), Withers Monelli (17 wins, $108,000), Steve Monelli (13 wins, $96,000), Jumbo Jet (9 wins, $36,000) and Keira Monelli (6 wins, $33,000) from only two litters to race.

Her progeny have won 117 races and $1.6 million.

Bennett has mated her twice to Fernando Bale and once to Barcia Bale so an outcross mating to Superior Panama was a natural choice. Most of the pups will be for sale at weaning.

Superior Panama (KC And All-USS Ceremony) is a boom sire with his first progeny to race in Australia.

The 2021 racing year is the first his progeny have hit the tracks and already they have won 139 races and earned $449,000 in stakes.

He has been hugely used by many of the leading breeders in the country and greats like Sweet It Is and inaugural Million Dollar Chase winner Mystic Riot are among those mated to the leading US stud dog.

His first progeny to race are highlighted by the Hallinan-bred litter from Zipping Katelyn which is headed by Zipping Virginia (12 wins, $53,000), Zipping Ontario (9 wins, $50,000), Zipping Kansas (8 wins, $43,000) etc.

This litter turned only two late ion August.

Already Zipping Ontario and Zipping Virginia have been Wentworth Park winners over 720m and litter brother Zipping Kansas was second in the Group 1 Vic Peters and Zipping Alabama was a finalist in the Group 2 Black Top.

Semen for Superior Panama is $5500 and can be sourced from Joanne McDonald on 0407 342560.